Crown Expands Beverage Can Production in Vietnam

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/—Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com), a leading supplier of packaging products worldwide, announced today that it will expand beverage can production capacity in all three of its existing facilities in Vietnam.

The Company will add a second can line to its facility in Hanoi. The new line is expected to be operational in early 2012 and have an initial annual production capacity of 750 million two-piece 33cl aluminum beverage cans. This expansion will bring the Hanoi plant’s total capacity to 1.5 billion cans.

Upgrades are planned to existing facilities in Ho Chi Minh City. Total annual production capacity will increase by 700 million cans bringing the total capacity for Crown in southern Vietnam to 3.2 billion cans.

“Crown is committed to supporting the growth of our customers in the Vietnamese market,” said Jozef Salaerts, President of Crown’s Asia-Pacific Division. “Beverage cans offer unparalleled quality preservation and are a truly sustainable packaging solution. They have endless recycling potential, can be stored at ambient temperatures and help reduce waste by extending shelf life.”

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Nov 1, 2013. Crown opens new beverage can factory in Da Nang with an investment of US$40 million. Covering 3.6ha in the municipal Lien Chieu Industrial Zone, the new factory will produce 700 million cans annually.

Crown Beverage Can Production Facilities, Asia-Pacific

Timeline  Crown owes its success to a legacy of leadership and invention that began in 1892 when its founder, William Painter, invented a better way to package soft drinks and beer. In 1898, Painter introduced the first foot-powered, syruper-crowner. A good operator could fill and cap 24 bottles a minute! Painter started selling crowning equipment and gained retailers’ support for the new bottle sealing device.

Painter’s vision revolutionized the bottling industry. His ingenuity, and the leadership of those who came after him, helped to build Crown Holdings, Inc. into the world-class company it is today.

Today, Crown Holdings, Inc. manufactures packaging products from 139 plants located in 41 countries. In over 100 years of growth and diversification, Crown has never lost sight of our core business: continuously improving the quality of our packaging products, while keeping costs as low as possible.